National Museum of Anthropology (Museo Nacional de Antropologia), Mexico City

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Enrich your tour of the city with a history lesson at National Museum of Anthropology (Museo Nacional de Antropologia), one of Mexico's premier cultural institutions. Established in 1964, this comprehensive museum contains important artifacts from the country's pre-Columbian past. Major highlights include an Aztec stone calendar and a 16th-century statue of Xochipilli, Aztec god of art, games, flowers, and song. After you piece together Mexico's pre-Hispanic past, visit the upper display halls to learn how the country's indigenous cultures live today. Rent an audio guide at the entrance if you wish to explore on your own, or join one of the museum's free guided tours. Plan your visit to National Museum of Anthropology (Museo Nacional de Antropologia) and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Mexico City trip itinerary maker.
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  • National Museum of anthropology in Mexico City is beautiful. Historical monuments and modern installations, indoor and outdoor. Increased concentration of effort per square meter. If I had more time on the town, it can be the story a day. Guys can
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  • If learning about ancient civilizations is high on your interest list, this is the single most important place to visit if visiting North or South America. No other museum or site will display or give...  read more »
  • You can catch the Turi Bus from the Angel de Independencia or one of the 19 stops on this route. Route Historico. The turibus is red double decker open air up top. $7.00us. Hop on hop off all day from...  read more »
  • WOW is the first thing I’ll say. The physical size and historical scope of this museum is immense, the artifacts inside range in size from a centimeter to 10 meters and it can be overwhelming. The physical structure and design of this facility is amazing, they clearly took time to consider how they would display items, include culture, nature, interactivity, and more when creating the buildings and grounds. There are so many gallery areas that one could spend 3-4 days in the place; I would say even a quick view of just the most visited areas would take you at least 2 hours. All that time is well spent. There is only one public entrance so if you find yourself on a street that it borders and you aren’t on that side (like me) expect to walk a lot time to get to the entry. Larges bags/book bags must be checked at the counter near the gift shop to the left as you enter. If you want a map ask for it at the help desk to the left of the ticket booth; they will also highlight some of the more popular galleries if you have a short time frame to visit. Reasonable price and air conditioned for those hot days in CDMX. Enjoy.
  • Located in the area between Paseo de la Reforma and Mahatma Gandhi Street within Chapultepec Park in Miguel Hidalgo, Mexico City, the museum contains significant archaeological and anthropological artifacts from the Mexico's pre-Columbian heritage, such as the Stone of the Sun (or the Aztec calendar stone) and the 16th-century Aztec Xochipilli statue. The museum (along with many other Mexican national and regional museums) is managed by the Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia (National Institute of Anthropology and History), or INAH.
  • A must stop in Mexico. Definetly the best museum of pre-hispanical cultures. I went with my 7 and 4 year old. They loved as well as I did.
  • Would be 5 stars, except a museum of this size, and "national" caliber in most other nations has bilingual signs; very TECHNICAL topics, and I know Basic Spanish but had trouble with some important key-words. ... ...Shameful disgrace that such an important pagan culture cannot be shared with the vast majority of the world whose 2nd language is English not Spanish, all because these pagans were Catholicized, and then the present-day Catholic government and culture is too racist/insular/provincial to even use bilingual signs. It is however impressive in its vast and thorough comparisons of the varied Mesoamerican cultures -- allot 2 days if your Spanish is slow or incomplete, and/or if you're a serious student.
  • World class museum. The best I have ever seen. Plan on spending an entire day if you are serious about anthropology. Avoid Sundays because it is free for locals and extremely crowded. Don't drink the water 🎭
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